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Two Virginia residents indicted on identity theft charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Two Virginia residents are named in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Elkins, West Virginia on June 20, 2017, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.

Ajarhi Roberts, also known as Wayne Roberts , age 24, of Stephens City, Virginia, and Angela Roberts, age 41, of Stephenson, Virginia, were named in a 36-count indictment, charging them with identity theft, aggravated identity theft, producing false identity documents, and bank fraud. 

Angela Roberts was employed by WVU Medicine University Healthcare in Martinsburg, West Virginia. It is alleged in the indictment that Angela Roberts would access her employer’s patient database to obtain names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, addresses, and driver’s license numbers. She then allegedly shared that information with Ajarhi Roberts, who is accused of opening credit card and other financial accounts in the patients’ names.

The crimes are alleged to have occurred from March 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017 in Berkeley County, West Virginia and elsewhere.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Omps-Botteicher is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating. 

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated June 26, 2017

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